What Irish euthanasia advocates really want


An Oireachtas committee has recommended euthanasia for those judged to be within six to 12 months of death. If we…

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Liberalism has an extremely transactional approach to human relationships. By this I mean that a relationship lasts only as long as we get a net benefit from it over time. We treat others as a means to an end, ultimately...

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A Bill that will allow surrogacy is currently being debated in the Seanad as it reaches the final stages of approval. The Government tells us it will not recognise commercial surrogacy, but in fact it will do so by allowing...

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The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2022 rose to its highest ever, according to new data, while births continued to decline. More than a quarter of pregnancies are now terminated before birth. According to the...

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David Quinn was on Newstalk Breakfast on June 6th discussing proposed changes to the primary school curriculum including the new emphasis on what amounts to political activism and also the removal of the aim of “fostering a sense of Irish...

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A General Election is due to take place in the UK on July 4. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) have issued comprehensive guidance for voters ahead of the election. It applies Catholic social teachings to the...

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The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), an advisory body for the Minister of Education, is currently tasked with reviewing the 1999 Primary School Curriculum. One of the proposed changes is the almost complete removal of spirituality and religion...

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Bishops stress importance of end of life care over euthanasia


Legalising ‘assisted suicide’ would undermine the end of life care of all suffering with terminal illness, according to the Irish Catholic Bishops. Campaigners for euthanasia in Ireland already admit they…

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‘Europe and the Faith’: a talk by Prof Richard Rex

Professor Richard Rex of Queens’ College, Cambridge, addressed The Iona Institute and the Notre Dame Newman Centre for Faith and…

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